The Art of Trolling Brought to you by: 4b0v3 73n In partnership with @openfly
Troll - n. <ul><li>Surfing, or browsing, the Web. - PC Magazine
Posting derogatory messages about sensitive subjects on newsgroups and chat rooms to bait users into responding. - PC Maga...
Hanging around in a chat room without saying anything, like a &quot;peeping tom.&quot; - PC Magazine
Being a prick on the internet because you can. Typically unleashing one or more cynical or sarcastic remarks on an innocen...
The most essential part of trolling is convincing your victim that either a) truly believe in what you are saying, no matt...
Computer programming is an art, because it applies accumulated knowledge to the world, because it requires skill and ingen...
The History? Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard ...
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  1. 1. The Art of Trolling Brought to you by: 4b0v3 73n In partnership with @openfly
  2. 2. Troll - n. <ul><li>Surfing, or browsing, the Web. - PC Magazine
  3. 3. Posting derogatory messages about sensitive subjects on newsgroups and chat rooms to bait users into responding. - PC Magazine
  4. 4. Hanging around in a chat room without saying anything, like a &quot;peeping tom.&quot; - PC Magazine
  5. 5. Being a prick on the internet because you can. Typically unleashing one or more cynical or sarcastic remarks on an innocent by-stander, because it's the internet and, hey, you can. - Urban Dictionary
  6. 6. The most essential part of trolling is convincing your victim that either a) truly believe in what you are saying, no matter how outrageous, or b) give your victim malicious instructions, under the guise of help. Trolling requires decieving; any trolling that doesn't involve decieving someone isn't trolling at all; it's just stupid. As such, your victim must not know that you are trolling; if he does, you are an unsuccesful troll. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Computer programming is an art, because it applies accumulated knowledge to the world, because it requires skill and ingenuity, and especially because it produces objects of beauty. A programmer who subconsciously views himself as an artist will enjoy what he does and will do it better. – Sun Tzu ' The Art of War ' <ul>My Definition of Trolling Trolling is fuzzing someone else's mind with the express purpose of laughing so hard you squirt 30 year old single malt through your nose. Is that an Art? It is as long as using Sun Tzu quotes pisses off attrition.org. </ul>
  8. 8. The History? Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. <ul><li>Anansi
  9. 9. Loki
  10. 10. The Coyote / Fox
  11. 11. Prometheus
  12. 12. Shakespeare </li></ul>
  13. 13. Now the Science <ul>Covert Conditioning: <li>Trolling is in effect the practical application of behavior modification techniques
  14. 14. However, trolling by it's very nature is an arbitrary and frivolous pursuit
  15. 15. Once your troll becomes aligned with some sort of purpose it stops being a troll and becomes a psyop
  16. 16. Don't be that guy </li></ul>
  17. 17. Other people as black boxes <ul>Bots: <li>Unexpected input can cause instability
  18. 18. Continual attempts to violate programming can result in error conditions
  19. 19. Feedback loops and logical impossibilities can lock them up
  20. 20. Exploiting flaws in their programming can allow for elevated privileges </li></ul><ul>Persons: <li>Unexpected input can cause instability
  21. 21. Continual attempts to violate programming can result in angry conditions.
  22. 22. Feedback loops and logical impossibilities can lock them up
  23. 23. Exploiting flaws in their programming can allow for elevated lulz. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Human Attack Vectors <ul><li>Assumption
  25. 25. Post Hoc Fallacy
  26. 26. Vagueness / Generalization
  27. 27. Appeal to Authority / Quotes
  28. 28. Misquoting on purpose
  29. 29. Ad Populum / Historical Context
  30. 30. False Dichotomy
  31. 31. Assault on Base Ethics
  32. 32. Straw Man </li></ul>
  33. 33. Mission Accomplished <ul>Objectives: <li>Lulz
  34. 34. Rofls
  35. 35. OMFGWTFBBQ
  36. 36. ZOMG
  37. 37. Over 9000 penises </li></ul>
  38. 38. Now some demos <ul>Openfly 1.0 <li>Simple single variable response set
  39. 39. Random Interaction Set
  40. 40. Targeted harassment </li></ul>
  41. 41. Openfly 2.0 – Sprinkle Power <ul>Openfly 1 Variant <li>IRC Floodbot
  42. 42. Designed to flood using multiple unique Nicks
  43. 43. Works of IRC log script </li></ul>
  44. 44. What have we learned? <ul>Trolls are: <li>Heavy contributors to the cultural and artistic value of the internet
  45. 45. On the forefront of modern behavior modification techniques
  46. 46. Defining standards in the practical application of cutting edge technology
  47. 47. Smarter, faster, stronger, and better than normal people and therefore should be sought after as genetic partners </li></ul>

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